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Video Update: Will People Abandon You If You Share an Opinion?

Update: Click here for the 676,538 Frequent Flyer Miles video. Sorry for the wrong link in the email. *** This video update was recorded after my recent trip to San Diego. What a great place! Thanks to everyone who came out to welcome me. Note: my assistant makes a guest appearance early in the video,…

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Washington D.C. Meetup, 676,358 Frequent Flyer Miles, and Tribal Author

Last weekend I completed my 2009 running goal by running my second half-marathon of the year. The weather was bad and I actually got lost on the course, ending up with a “half-+-2-miles-marathon.” Overall, I like the half-marathon distance much better. Welcome to the Sunday Store Update, where I share updates about the business side…

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Why Not Try It All?

Just say no. Assert your boundaries. You can’t do it all. There’s a time and a place for everything, sure, but is that always the best advice? Whenever I hear things like “Say no five times for every time you say yes,” I think… “Really?” I take the opposite approach, and it generally works out…

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Site Update: October 2009

This site update comes to you live from Portland, Oregon. Welcome to Autumn! If all goes well, I expect to turn in the manuscript of my first book to the publisher by the end of the month. To make this happen, I’ve curtailed my travel, sadly turned down two offers for free trips (Norway and…

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Your Own Amazing Race

My travel goal takes me to a lot of places, and the trips don’t always play out the way I expect. Things go wrong. Some trips are thrilling, some are boring, and most are somewhere in between. Someone asked me recently, aren’t you on The Amazing Race? I saw you jumping around in taxis in…

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Watch and See

In 2005, U.N. Secretary General Koffi Annan was struggling with a series of scandals and other challenges in his administration. I read this short quote in a magazine interview with him and wrote it down in my notebook: Question: Senator Coleman says you are ‘damaged goods.’ What do you say to him? Answer: Watch and…

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